A Dinka song from southern Sudan, commenting in satirical fashion on the vanity and greed of the gentleman in question.
I saw a gentleman the other day:
He had coils on his lower arm,
And an ivory bangle on his upper arm;
Then he filled his spoon.
Gentleman, do you feel no shame?
What three things the man lifted!
from The Dinka of the Sudan 1972
compiled by Dr. Francis Deng,
C.B.S. College Publishing
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